Sunday, March 21, 2010

Make A Wish

I recently developed a very old roll of film that had been in my possession since 2002. Turned out it was pictures of me and my friends celebrating my 21st birthday at Jack Quinn's in Colorado Springs, CO.

While warming up to draw today, I decided I would sketch from a picture of me. The likeness is off as I took liberties with the size of my eyes and the chiseled jaw line. I really like how my sweater turned out though. I used a brush to render it as well as my hair and a few other things. The only reason I'm mentioning it is because I haven't used a brush on a single piece of art in over three years. I immediately remembered why I love brushes, and will be attempting to integrate them a bit more into my drawing routine. (Technically, the brush I used was a super-fancy brush pen I splurged on while at the art store a couple days ago).

Zippa-tone and majesty is courtesy of photoshop.

Flipping through those pictures slightly depressed me, as I am currently 30 lbs heavier than I was at 21. Oh, how I wish I could magically get back down to that weight, and not have to actually work for it.
I'll start working on it soon though.
Go for a run or sumthin'.


1 comment:

Jason Quinones said...

amazing work on your blog!!!

just read your bill hicks post. nice tribute. he's one of my fave stand ups too. don't have any of his stuff on audio but remember watching his stand up sets on hbo all the time back in the day. maybe too young at the time to truly appreciate his work but it definitely interested me. i too then remembered the man when i was reintroduced to him through that one amazing tool album. (also one of my favorites!) hbo still ran his stand up sets and upon rewatching them, truly was amazed by his set.

still don't have his cd's but i recently read his book (bill hicks:love all the people) which transcripts of all his routines from the very beginning to the end, jokes, bits, hecklers, retorts and all. it's a little repetitive at times as you are literally reading similar passages over and over again but you also see the evolution of the jokes as he rephrases and or alters them over time. it's a worthwhile read if you're a fan.